A Local Intoxicant

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, December 1st, 2013 · Quotes

A Local Intoxicant

“The South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu is charmingly schizophrenic: some people wear gowns or three-piece suits, others wear only grass skirts or grass sheaths. Some carry gold cigarette lighters, others carry smoldering sticks. Some drink Bordeaux, others drink kava, a local intoxicant with less cachet but more effect.”  Taken from Two Worlds in the South Seas an article by Nicholas D. Kristof that appeared in The New York Times, November 1, 1987.

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